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|Publication Year:||2016||Title:||Governing (Through) Rights|
|ISBN:||9781849467391||Author:||Bal Sokhi-Bulley (author)|
|Taking a critical attitude of dissatisfaction towards rights, the central premise of this book is that rights are techlogies of governmentality. They are a regulating discourse that is itself managed through governing tactics and techniques - hence governing (through) rights. Part I examines the 'problem of government' (through) rights. The opening chapter describes governmentality as a methodology that is then used to interrogate the relationship between rights and governance in three contexts: the international, regional and local. How rights regulate certain identities and conceptions of what is good governance is examined through the case study of n-state actors, specifically the NGO, in the international setting; through a case study of rights agencies, and the role of experts, indicators and the rights-based approach in the European Union or regional setting; and, in terms of the local, the challenge that the blossoming language of responsibility and community poses to rights in the name of less government (Big Society) is problematised. In Part II, on resisting government (through) rights, the book also asks what counter-conducts are possible using rights language (questioning rioting as resistance), and whether counter-conduct can be read as an ethos of the political, rights-bearing subject and as a new ethical right. Thus, the book bridges a divide between critical theory (ie Foucauldian understandings of power as governmentality) and human rights law.|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||223527095|
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|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Series Title||Human Rights Law in Perspective|
|Author Biography||Bal Sokhi-Bulley Is Senior Lecturer in Law and Critical Theory AT the University of Sussex.|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Subject||Law: General & Référence|
|Date of Publication||22/09/2016|
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